Pen-y-Coedcae Marching Camp

Marching or Temporary Camps

This large temporary marching camp lies some 6½ miles west of the fort at Caerphilly in Mid-Glamorgan. The camp has been attributed to the campaigns of Sextus Julius Frontinus sometime during the period 73AD to 78, along with other large camps at Blaen-cwm-Bach and Twyn-y-Briddallt.

Map References for Pen-y-coedcae Camp

OS National Grid Reference: ST059878
Dimensions: 1,580 x 1,030 ft (481 x 314 m)
Area: 37½ acres (15 ha)

References for Pen-y-coedcae Camp

  • The Roman Frontier in Wales by V.E. Nash-Williams (Cardiff 1969) p.124;
  • RCAHMW Glamorgan Volume 1 Part 2: The Iron Age and Roman Occupation (1976) #740 p.99 & fig.56;
  • Britannia xxvii (1996) pp.393/4.

Roman Roads near Pen-y-coedcae Camp

None identified